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Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

Yellowstone National Park got a bit jolted over the weekend, as several people felt a 3.0 magnitude earthquake along the Grand Loop Road last Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Yellowstone National Park on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 4. Its epicenter was close to the Grand Loop Road, opposite…

A new study suggests current conservation efforts aren’t enough to save the nation’s sage grouse, with sharp declines overserved in Wyoming and across the West. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report on the health of sage grouse populations across the western states.  It’s the most comprehensive analysis of greater sage-grouse population trends ever produced.…

Grand Teton National Park got a case of shivers this week, but not from the frigid, snowy weather but a low-magnitude earthquake. The United States Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in the Jackson area at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday morning. The origin of the quake, called the epicenter, was located miles underneath the town of Kelly.…

Yellowstone National Park seems to be celebrating 2020 in its own way – a swarm of earthquakes concentrated under Yellowstone Lake. The United States Geologic Survey’ Yellowstone Volcano Observatory has been monitoring an earthquake swarm insider the Yellowstone caldera. Several dozen have been recorded in the same area – midway down the eastern side of…


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